Teacher indicted on charges of inappropriately touching a student

Randall Gasper, 60 years old of Luray, VA, has been indicted by the City of Winchester Grand Jury for one count of indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial relationship and one count of assault and battery. Gasper, a John Handley High School teacher, is accused of inappropriately touching a female student on two occasions in the fall of 2019, while school was in session.   


The Winchester Police Department was alerted to the incidents by the Department of Social Services on December 6, 2019. The investigation, which included Winchester Public Schools officials and the Department of Social Services, was swiftly and thoroughly conducted by the Criminal Investigations Division and has resulted in the indictments. 


Any questions concerning Gasper’s personnel status should be directed to Winchester Public Schools. Gasper has been arrested and is being held at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center pending a bond hearing in Court. Please contact Lt. Amanda Behan by email should you have questions concerning this case.